Spano, who sits on the U.S. House Small Business Committee, joined U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, who leads Republicans on the committee, on a video conference call with six regional chambers of commerce.
On Wednesday, leaders of the business community released a report showcasing Florida’s manufacturing industry and highlighting opportunities and challenges looming ahead.
In the letter, Diaz-Balart requested that the administration increase efforts to promote democracy and human rights within Nicaragua, while working with independent human rights groups to gather accurate information.
On Thursday, as expected, Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Dr. Julia Nesheiwat to be Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) who will be in charge of looking at how the state will deal with the “environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.”
“As lieutenant governors, one of our main responsibilities is to promote economic growth, and under the new provisions renegotiated in the USMCA, we believe this agreement will benefit all our states and improve trade conditions for the business community,” the Republican lieutenant governors wrote. 
If signed into law, Florida would be the only state in the nation with a large print “warning” label on scratch off tickets. Estimates have shown that K-12 Florida education funding would lose around $61 million and thousands of Bright Futures Scholarships could be at risk. 
“Our mission is clear. The Department will continue focusing on providing opportunities for Florida businesses to create jobs for families through strategic investments in communities and workforce development,” said Dane Eagle, the executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.